35Oak Park, United States
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My self-summary
Born on Staten Island to newly-emigrated English parents, raised in New Jersey, went to high school in Illinois, graduated from Purdue, and now situated about 20 yards from the edge of Chicago.

I'm a geek and it usually shows. I tend to get really talkative and excitable about my interests: cars, video games, art, computers, books, England, and design. My sense of humor is firmly tongue in cheek and usually eye-roll inducing.

Dual US-UK citizenship, so I get the legal benefits of being a Brit but got robbed of the accent. I can't even fake it, but I do find myself using more British expressions than American ones. Don't worry, I spell color and the like normally.

I'm in an open relationship, venturing out into the world of non-monogamy. It's a learning experience, but one that's been incredibly fulfilling so far.

I am geeky, honest, and true. (How's that for old-school OKC?)
What I’m doing with my life
Generally trying to improve myself physically and mentally (finally started eating right and exercising) and enjoy life in Chicago. I'm training to bike up to Milwaukee later this fall, which I'm more than a little anxious about.
I’m really good at
Listening, finding ways to waste time in the city, building IKEA furniture, procrastinating, analyzing.
The first things people usually notice about me
...is usually the beard. To be fair, it is a fine, full, dignified beard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (and everything else Douglas Adams), Harry Potter, High Fidelity, Middlesex, The Best American Nonrequired Reading series, Kafka on the Shore, Crime and Punishment, The Master & Margarita, John Hodgman's books

Movies - Clerks, Amelie, Batman Begins, High Fidelity (there it is again), Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, Serenity, The Big Lebowski, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Star Trek (the new one and most of the old ones), Clue, Stranger than Fiction, Secretary, The Dark Knight (yes I like Maggie Gyllenhaal, why do you ask?)

Music - Radiohead, Bjork, The White Stripes, The National, The Hold Steady, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Sleater-Kinney (just got my Start Together box set!), Yeah Yeah Yeahs, David Bowie, The Decemberists, St. Vincent, Florence & the Machine, Savages, Neko Case. I love medium-sized concerts and festivals; think Pitchfork vs. Lolla.

Food - Fish & chips, New York-style pizza, PB&J, Strongbow (real Strongbow, not this new Americanized crap--ice does not go in cider!), Cadbury's, Chipotle (not real Mexican, I know, but it's comfort food), good sharp cheese, good beer, Longman & Eagle, whisky (and whiskey)

TV Shows - I don't watch TV much anymore (except for Castle and Futurama), but my all-time favorites include Spaced, Arrested Development, Star Trek: TNG, Doctor Who, Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes, Flight of the Conchords, Sherlock, Yes, Minister, Portlandia (hi again, Carrie Brownstein), Bob's Burgers.

Games - I don't play nearly as much as I used to, except for the occasional Steam sale grabs, but I will always have a place in my heart for Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Mass Effect, SimCity, Civilization, and Left4Dead.
Six things I could never do without
1) Family
2) Friends
3) Sleep
4) The Internet
5) Open and honest communication
6) A place to call home
7) Cliched lists
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...various tangential thoughts about fantastic designs or works of art or flights of fancy. I tend to daydream whenever I get the chance.
On a typical Friday night I am
...at home watching Netflix/reading/playing a game or hanging out with a good friend wandering Andersonville, Wicker Park, Lincoln Square, or some other fun neighborhood.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am completely inept when it comes to selfies.

I'm not very private in general. I don't keep anything about my life secret, though I don't exactly shout about all of it from on high. Once I get to know a person, even after a couple of hours, I'm willing to talk about anything. I'm just very open.
You should message me if
...the idea of sitting in a cozy bar with a good pint and discussing a wide range of irrelevant topics until the bartender kicks us out in the wee hours of the morning appeals to you.
The two of us